USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
01478950 PIKE CREEK NEAR NEWARK, DE
LOCATION - Lat 39°42'24.8", long 75°41'42.3" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, New Castle County, DE, Hydrologic Unit 02040205, on left bank downstream of highway bridge on Upper Pike Creek Road, 0.8 mi upstream from mouth, and 2.7 mi northeast of Newark.
DRAINAGE AREA - 5.89 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - Annual maximum, water years 1969-75. October 2019 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorded and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 49.0 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. November 1968 to September 1975, nonrecording gage at site 0.35 mi downstream, on right upstream wingwall of bridge on State Highway 2, at datum 30.96 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2019 to current year.
PERIOD OF DAILY RECORD - SPECIFIC CONDUCTANCE: October 2019 to current year. WATER TEMPERATURE: October 2019 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Multi-parameter water-quality monitor, October 2019 to current year.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD
SPECFIC CONDUCTANCE: Maximum 2,660 microsiemens/cm, multiple days throughout period of record on December 17, 2020; minimum, 48 microsiemens/cm, August 4, 2020.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Maximum, 27.9°C, July 22, 2020; minimum, -0.1°C , multiple occurrences, January 21-24, 2020.